Framing Privatisation in the English National Health Service

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Standard

Framing Privatisation in the English National Health Service. / Powell, Martin; Miller, Robin.

In: Journal of Social Policy, Vol. 43, No. 03, 01.07.2014, p. 575-594.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Harvard

APA

Vancouver

Author

Bibtex

@article{04a39f50c2b64e10a818a51f9d4a4683,
title = "Framing Privatisation in the English National Health Service",
abstract = "The debate on privatisation is central to social policy, yet it tends to generate more heat than light as definitions and operationalisations of ‘privatisation’ are often implicit, unclear and conflicting. This paper aims to explore the extent of privatisation in the NHS over three periods of government through the lens of three approaches of Mixed Economy of Welfare, Wheels of Welfare and Publicness. All have two dimensions of provision and finance in common, but Mixed Economy of Welfare and Publicness stress the third dimension, that of regulation, while Wheels of Welfare stresses decision. All three approaches agree that some policies in the NHS constitute privatisation, but there is some disagreement largely stemming from their differential stress on regulation or decision. It is important to introduce a degree of transparency in the debate which provides clear definitions and rationales. However, all approaches require further development which focuses on the important but neglected point of how different types of privatisation lead to different impacts on patients.",
author = "Martin Powell and Robin Miller",
year = "2014",
month = "7",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1017/S0047279414000269",
language = "English",
volume = "43",
pages = "575--594",
journal = "Journal of Social Policy",
issn = "0047-2794",
publisher = "Cambridge University Press",
number = "03",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Framing Privatisation in the English National Health Service

AU - Powell, Martin

AU - Miller, Robin

PY - 2014/7/1

Y1 - 2014/7/1

N2 - The debate on privatisation is central to social policy, yet it tends to generate more heat than light as definitions and operationalisations of ‘privatisation’ are often implicit, unclear and conflicting. This paper aims to explore the extent of privatisation in the NHS over three periods of government through the lens of three approaches of Mixed Economy of Welfare, Wheels of Welfare and Publicness. All have two dimensions of provision and finance in common, but Mixed Economy of Welfare and Publicness stress the third dimension, that of regulation, while Wheels of Welfare stresses decision. All three approaches agree that some policies in the NHS constitute privatisation, but there is some disagreement largely stemming from their differential stress on regulation or decision. It is important to introduce a degree of transparency in the debate which provides clear definitions and rationales. However, all approaches require further development which focuses on the important but neglected point of how different types of privatisation lead to different impacts on patients.

AB - The debate on privatisation is central to social policy, yet it tends to generate more heat than light as definitions and operationalisations of ‘privatisation’ are often implicit, unclear and conflicting. This paper aims to explore the extent of privatisation in the NHS over three periods of government through the lens of three approaches of Mixed Economy of Welfare, Wheels of Welfare and Publicness. All have two dimensions of provision and finance in common, but Mixed Economy of Welfare and Publicness stress the third dimension, that of regulation, while Wheels of Welfare stresses decision. All three approaches agree that some policies in the NHS constitute privatisation, but there is some disagreement largely stemming from their differential stress on regulation or decision. It is important to introduce a degree of transparency in the debate which provides clear definitions and rationales. However, all approaches require further development which focuses on the important but neglected point of how different types of privatisation lead to different impacts on patients.

U2 - 10.1017/S0047279414000269

DO - 10.1017/S0047279414000269

M3 - Article

VL - 43

SP - 575

EP - 594

JO - Journal of Social Policy

JF - Journal of Social Policy

SN - 0047-2794

IS - 03

ER -